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Most Romantic Restaurants in Ontario?

jeslyn Feb 20, 2008 11:16 AM

Hey there,

I'm researching the most romantic restaurants in Ontario (more specifically, in Ottawa, East, West and North GTA, Sarnia, Windsor, Niagara Region, Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough, Kingston, Barrie (and area), Muskoka, Sudbury, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. Might anyone happen to have any recommendations?

I'd love to know what distinguishing features make a restaurant romantic, in your opinion.

Thanks so much,


  1. Googs Feb 21, 2008 08:24 AM

    Since you ask for the most romantic, and not necessarily the best, I'll cast a vote for romance in Scarborough at Bluffers Restaurant. Next time the heavenly bodies do something spectacular I suggest taking your heavenly body there. The view, especially from the patio, is good enough to compensate for the okay food.

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      phoenikia Feb 21, 2008 07:18 AM

      Benmiller Inn in Benmiller
      The Little Inn in Bayfield
      Kettle Creek Inn in Port Stanley.

      1. pinkprimp Feb 20, 2008 11:38 AM

        Toronto.com had a list of what they thought were Toronto's most romantic tables (http://toronto.com/restaurants/articl...). I'd have to agree with them on Canoe. I love how dim it is in the restaurant during dinner.

        To me, a romantic restaurant is one that is dimly light (with candles!) and tables that allow you to be cozy (either in a booth or can hold hands across the table...something you can't do at Vertical with those tables that make you feel SO far away from your date). Also, I DO like some action in the restaurant, but not TOO loud to the point where you can't hear each other.

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        1. re: pinkprimp
          jeslyn Feb 20, 2008 01:57 PM

          Thanks for these! To the Toronto list, I would add the two-person booths at Le Select Bistro. You're in the middle of it all, yet it feels secluded and snug...

        2. thenurse Feb 20, 2008 11:37 AM

          Kingston: Chien Noir, River Mill

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